Sonya Melescu

Sonya Melescu is known for her photographs of events and portraits of families, couples, and singles, including pregnancy and boudoir shots.  Sonya began her career as a fashion photographer in New York City.  Living in the US Virgin Islands for 20 years, she became a well-known, admired photographer of portraits and weddings, shooting over 2,000 weddings.

She is compassionate, warm, and client oriented.  She ensures that her clients feel comfortable, confident, and relaxed when being photographed.  With her meticulous eye for detail in photographing and editing, Sonya creates memorable images of exceptional caliber.  The passion she feels for her art is seen and felt in her photographers.

Using her camera to raise awareness of social injustice, Sonya has traveled to Africa, Asia, and Central America, to photograph and document the stories of the women and children who have suffered from violence, genocide, and sex trafficking.  She was named an Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation.

Sonya's photography work has been featured on magazine covers and displayed nationally and internationally.  An accredited member of the Professional Photographers Association of America and the National Press Photographers Association.  Sonya was inducted into the International Freelance Photographers Hall of Fame.


Based in the Washington DC, area, Sonya is available for assignments national and international.  For photography that tells a story with feeling and artistry, contact Sonya Melescu @ 202-341-3480 or

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